Employee Relations

How a Bad Hire Can Trigger Constructive Dismissal

How a Bad Hire Can Trigger Constructive Dismissal   Organizations that hire a new employee who has a negative history with a current employee, may find themselves on the wrong end of a constructive dismissal lawsuit and forced to deal with lasting reputation damage. Just ask Thunder Bay-based Tbaytel.   …

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Ontario MoL Reviewing Application for Excess Hours & Overtime Averaging

HR Advisor: Ontario MoL ” Reviewing Applications for Excess Hours and Overtime Averaging On the heels of Bill 148 that received Royal Assent in Ontario on November 27, 2017 — though most changes come into effect January 1, 2019 — the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has released The Changing Workplaces …

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FAQ:New Legislative Changes to Public Holiday Pay

FAQ: New Legislative Changes to Public Holiday Pay   ***Update*** Following consultations with business owners and other stakeholders, on May 7, 2018 the Government of Ontario announced that it has temporarily reinstated the pre-existing laws regarding public holiday pay. The Government also noted that it will conduct a review over …

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4 Ways to Guard Against Employee Poaching

While having the right employees has always been a key to organizational success, in today’s competitive marketplace it’s more essential than ever. Case studies abound with horror stories of organizations rapidly going from “first to worst” — not because they lacked advanced technology, or due to a drop in marketplace …

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The Recession is On Its Way Out. Is Your Talent Going With It?

So yesterday the Central Bank of Canada announced the recession is over, though certainly we’re still in for some rough times in the coming months.  Pay cuts and hiring freezes are still in effect, and many companies are still on work-share.  But bottom lines are starting to look a little …

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How Much Resignation Notice is Enough?

While Ontario Employment Standards requires Employers to provide employees with “Reasonable Notice” when terminating the employment relationship “without just cause”, there is no such statutory requirement for Employees to provide Notice should they wish to do the same. Conventional wisdom has – at least up until now – provided that …

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